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richlister
(Here, there, pretty much everywhere.)
Posted: Mar 21, 2014 - 04:39
 

Is that Vera Hall gate crashing the backing vocals?

Baby_M
(a 100+-year old building in downtown Akron, Ohio)
Posted: Jan 16, 2014 - 13:55
 

"I Put a Spell on You" followed by "When the Spell is Broken"--good one there!

casey1024
(Then, Now & Beyond)
Posted: Nov 14, 2013 - 07:01
 

What is better than this?  RT & BR and the BBofA?  The best.

Chi_Guy
(Chicago)
Posted: Oct 29, 2013 - 06:13
 

Ms. Raitt & The Blind Boys Of Alabama singing a Richard Thompson anthem. Thanks,{#Sunny} Life is Good!
I have nearly worn out this cd. 



Stingray
Posted: Oct 13, 2013 - 19:47
 

I read the names of all commentors for the last 4 songs and are surprised to find hardly any of the old bunch.

That makes me even sigh a sigh of relief to find my buddy Mr. Riley from the Nottingham front (and Helgi).

Where the hell is the rest? Did I scare them away? All of them?

Once I am not here for 2 month, and already no stone is in his old place!

Kinda sad!



oldfart48
(B.C.)
Posted: Sep 27, 2013 - 20:08
 

 calypsus_1 wrote:

wow, is similar to my turntable vinyl records .... good memories from this raw and direct sound!

.
DaveInVA wrote:


I like the original also....
 


 

yep, the only thing that sounds sweeter than vynal, is live in person.....

oldfart48
(B.C.)
Posted: Sep 27, 2013 - 20:06
 

slide it on me now, me bonnie lass .......{#Sunny}{#Heartkiss}

Boy_Wonder
(Bath, back in the UK)
Posted: Jul 25, 2013 - 06:40
 

'Beat the Retreat' is actually an album of covers of Richard Thompson songs... an all-star line-up, definitely worth investigating (as are the originals, of course - by one of the most distinctive, inventive musicians)


Shoot out the Lights                           X

Wall of Death                                     R.E.M.

When the Spell Is Broken                   Bonnie Raitt

Turning of the Tide                             Bob Mould

For Shame of Doing Wrong                Evan Dando / Syd Straw

Down Where the Drunkards Roll         Los Lobos

Beat the Retreat                                June Tabor

Genesis Hall                                     June Tabor

I Misunderstood                                Dinosaur Jr.

The Madness of Love                         Graham Parker

Just the Motion                                 David Byrne

Valerie                                             Beausoleil

A Heart Needs a Home                      Shawn Colvin / Loudon Wainwright III

Dimming of the Day                           The Five Blind Boys of Alabama

Farewell, Farewell                              Martin Carthy / Maddy Prior

The Great Valerio                               Martin Carthy / Maddy Prior



unclehud
(now 30 feet above the planet in King Abdullah Economic City)
Posted: Jul 11, 2013 - 13:55
 

First Sophie Hunger bewitched me, then Nina Simone put a spell on me, and finally Bonnie Raitt came along.  It would take a woman like Bonnie to break Dr. Simone's spell.

This set was very nicely done, sir!

oldfart48
(boulder creek ca.)
Posted: Jun 09, 2013 - 17:36
 

all that, and red hair too. {#Guitarist}

Boy_Wonder
(Bath, back in the UK)
Posted: May 14, 2013 - 13:17
 

 fredriley wrote:
That's quite some captcha on the cover :o). Great rendition of a blues classic, too (at least, I think it's a cover - I sit ready to be corrected). 8 from the toe-tappin' Nottingham jury.


 
Sorry Fred, you are corrected, an RT original from "Across a Crowded Room" - mid 80's 

Boy_Wonder
(Bath, back in the UK)
Posted: May 14, 2013 - 13:14
 

 SwampYankee wrote:
It's a solid 8; the original by Richard Thompson is a 10.

 
Agreed... RT can do little wrong!

Giselle62
(many bear, big rock, estuary California)
Posted: May 08, 2013 - 21:54
 

"love letters you wrote well they're pushed back down your throat"  RT can write some songs.

Giselle62
(many bear, big rock, estuary California)
Posted: May 08, 2013 - 21:53
 

yep, Blind Boys on backup.. i have this know this by heart. I like X's version "Shoot out the Lights"

hippiechick
(topsy turvy land)
Posted: Apr 23, 2013 - 05:57
 

Bonnie is the master of sad songs.

DD gypsyman
(just passing through....)
Posted: Apr 07, 2013 - 18:08
 

 mattrettig wrote:
Sounds like Blind Boys of Alabama on backup vox. Anyone know?
 
There is such a duet, but it didn't happen at Red Rocks. See link.

br_bb

mattrettig
Posted: Apr 07, 2013 - 18:02
 

Sounds like Blind Boys of Alabama on backup vox. Anyone know?

DD gypsyman
(just passing through....)
Posted: Apr 07, 2013 - 18:00
 

 coloradojohn wrote:
I count myself blessed for having seen her sing and jam and weave her vocal spells with Stevie Ray at Red Rocks!  Sing, Bonnie, sing!
 
Was at that show. Only entered comments to say the same thing - Bonnie live is exquisite!  (And cj is always ahead of me on these observations) Rock on, brother....

coloradojohn
(A Mile High and then some, Cherry Creek, Denver)
Posted: Mar 22, 2013 - 18:33
 

I count myself blessed for having seen her sing and jam and weave her vocal spells with Stevie Ray at Red Rocks!  Sing, Bonnie, sing!

drivingunit103
(around the 4 western provinces)
Posted: Feb 19, 2013 - 08:15
 

Bonnie's great here - vocals and guitar!

BLADERUNNER
(Port City on the Cape Fear)
Posted: Feb 19, 2013 - 08:14
 

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!

sssterling
Posted: Dec 18, 2012 - 16:08
 

Her backup singers are absolutely KILLER! Of course she's beyond awesome.

bhambaker
(Pacific Northwest, USA)
Posted: Oct 01, 2012 - 11:30
 

Right up there with Brother Ray with that rich note bending voice and ability to make one feel blue.

RedGuitar
(Iowa, USA)
Posted: Oct 01, 2012 - 11:27
 

 SwampYankee wrote:
It's a solid 8; the original by Richard Thompson is a 10.
 
I'd agree with you.

shellbella
(so california)
Posted: Sep 15, 2012 - 09:35
 

Love it!!

calypsus_1
(East of Eden)
Posted: Apr 26, 2012 - 15:32
 


wow, is similar to my turntable vinyl records .... good memories from this raw and direct sound!

.
DaveInVA wrote:


I like the original also....
 


philbertr
(Roch New York)
Posted: Apr 10, 2012 - 08:05
 

 gatorade wrote:
Bring it on Bonnie! Always just flowing thru the bones of the audiences, bands, and the vibes are soooo good. Thanks Bonnie. True Pedigree. 
 
This ex-Gator agrees with you 100!!

helgigermany
(Germany)
Posted: Feb 23, 2012 - 01:24
 

Nice!

DaveInVA
(In a hovel in effluent Damnville, VA)
Posted: Dec 05, 2011 - 08:44
 



I like the original also....

Bocephus
(Boulder, CO)
Posted: Sep 17, 2011 - 15:54
 

Makes me want to hear the original. Nothing against Bonnie, but the original is much better.

SwampYankee
(Berkley, MA)
Posted: Sep 17, 2011 - 15:53
 

It's a solid 8; the original by Richard Thompson is a 10.

fredriley
(Nottingham, UK)
Posted: Aug 01, 2011 - 09:04
 

That's quite some captcha on the cover :o). Great rendition of a blues classic, too (at least, I think it's a cover - I sit ready to be corrected). 8 from the toe-tappin' Nottingham jury.


DD gypsyman
(just passing through....)
Posted: Jun 30, 2011 - 23:43
 

 RideMaine wrote:
First heard/saw Bonnie at the Melody Tent on Cape Cod... and I fell in love. With Bonnie and with the woman who is now my wife and has been for the last 17 years. That was our first date. Happy sigh...
 
Very cool.

I first saw her outdoors at Capitol Park in downtown Hartford.


RideMaine
(Coast o' Maine)
Posted: Mar 12, 2011 - 12:57
 

First heard/saw Bonnie at the Melody Tent on Cape Cod... and I fell in love. With Bonnie and with the woman who is now my wife and has been for the last 17 years. That was our first date. Happy sigh...

WonderLizard
(2,755.46 mi. due east of Paradise)
Posted: Jan 24, 2011 - 11:09
 

 DaveInVA wrote:
Here is the cover art for this LP..
There are many other great cover songs on it also by groups such as REM etc
 
A time capsule of sorts. X no longer exists. And whatever happened to Dinosaur, Jr., Syd Straw, and Evan Dando? Remember when Dando was all over the pop tabloids? Too funny.

maxmox
(Broome, Western Australia)
Posted: Jan 08, 2011 - 21:58
 

 gatorade wrote:
Bring it on Bonnie! Always just flowing thru the bones of the audiences, bands, and the vibes are soooo good. Thanks Bonnie. True Pedigree. 
  And you should see Richard Thompson doing his song live!!! Caught him solo, at WOMAD one time,  AWESOME!!


gatorade
(Ocean Park, WA)
Posted: Aug 02, 2010 - 23:43
 

Bring it on Bonnie! Always just flowing thru the bones of the audiences, bands, and the vibes are soooo good. Thanks Bonnie. True Pedigree. 

Giselle62
(California's Cental Coast)
Posted: Apr 29, 2010 - 14:06
 

 DaveInVA wrote:
Here is the cover art for this LP..
There are many other great cover songs on it also by groups such as REM etc
DITTO

 



Giselle62
(California's Cental Coast)
Posted: Apr 29, 2010 - 14:05
 

good guitar, too, of course.


helgigermany
(Germany)
Posted: Apr 29, 2010 - 14:03
 

Nice!!

philbertr
(Hurricane Target Florida)
Posted: Apr 29, 2010 - 14:03
 

 NarfU wrote:
Love the song.
Is that the Blind Boys of Alabama backing her up?{#Cool}
 
Oh, yes!  (Thank you, Jesus!)


Bodhisattva
(Charlottesville, VA)
Posted: Apr 13, 2010 - 15:19
 

This is one of those covers where the artist definitely adds something that wasn't there in the original.  Great stuff.  {#Yes}

Giselle62
(California's Cental Coast)
Posted: Feb 09, 2010 - 12:53
 

I like the words to this song—it's a very sing-alongable version here.

DaveInVA
(In a crumbling Queen Anne mansion in Damnville, VA)
Posted: Nov 07, 2009 - 06:49
 

Here is the cover art for this LP..
There are many other great cover songs on it also by groups such as REM etc



calypsus_1
Posted: Nov 01, 2009 - 17:01
 


Bonnie Raitt - "Something To Talk About" Live (1980's)

"Interesting discussion about Br and Adele —who I think is just great. To me Adele's smokey, plaintive voice reminds me .of the late, great Dusty.Springfield. To me, the contemporary singer that you can tell listened to a couple of thousand of Bonnie Raitt tunes is blues powerhouse Susan Tedeschi."  zalman595

 





jameyp
(New York via Austin)
Posted: Aug 20, 2009 - 14:45
 

Bonnie is so awesome!  love the easy soulfullness of her songs   {#Cowboy}

Proclivities
(Carrboro, NC)
Posted: Aug 20, 2009 - 14:26
 

 bokey wrote:
Interesting.Thompson is a great guitarist but fire and passion aren't words I associate with him. Homogenized certainly is. And lifeless?  I can listen to RT with no problem but it doesn't grab me. To each their own.
 
You've probably never seen Richard Thompson perform live (with or without a backing band).  He is extremely passionate and very far from homogenized or lifeless.  But, as you wrote: "to each their own".{#Cool}

Bat
(Austin)
Posted: Aug 20, 2009 - 14:25
 

I like this version - gave it an 8 - because the guitar and vocals are so nice.  But maybe too nice.  This song should be sung with bitterness, not sadness.

holborne
(New York)
Posted: May 01, 2009 - 12:10
 

 katyb wrote:
I know this comes from a tribute album but this version is way too anemic; try Richard Thompson's version to hear how this tune should rightly sound.

 

Agree. This is pretty meh, to put it kindly.

katyb
Posted: Feb 27, 2009 - 10:38
 

I know this comes from a tribute album but this version is way too anemic; try Richard Thompson's version to hear how this tune should rightly sound.